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How soon can I take a hot bath or jacuzzi after giving birth?

How soon can I take a hot bath or jacuzzi after giving birth?

Depends: 4 weeks minimum for the womb to close and as long as it takes for any incision or stitches to be closed. Jacuzzi or hot tubes frequently carry a lot of bacteria and the maintenance can not be assured. ...Read more

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I have an inflamed anus due to prostatitis. I been told to take a sitz bath. I now have jacuzzi that I sat in for 15 minutes. How hot can the water be? Is 101 too hot?

I have an inflamed anus due to prostatitis. I been told to take a sitz bath. I now have jacuzzi that I sat in for 15 minutes. How hot can the water be? Is 101 too hot?

It's fine: Hot baths are a good idea for this problem. 101° is not typically too hot and permissible. Most people seem to shoot for baths around 102° to 104°. Anything beyond this becomes pretty uncomfortable. Let comfort direct what you do. ...Read more

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What can I do to take care of anemia after giving birth to a baby?

What can I do to take care of anemia after giving birth to a baby?

Diet: Unless there was a significant blood loss, a healthy diet, and continuing your prenatal vitamins with iron is the best way. ...Read more

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How soon after giving birth and getting stitches can I get in a hot tub I gave birth on October 4th 2015?

How soon after giving birth and getting stitches can I get in a hot tub I gave birth on October 4th 2015?

I would give it at: Least 10-14 days before immersion in water. Showers would be okay. Your vaginal wall and cervix are healing from the trauma of delivery, and would not do well with immersion that could introduce bacteria into your vulnerable uterus. Please take precautions and shower until you have recovered completely. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your pelvic area to heal after giving birth. My baby is now 11 months old and I am still having pelvic pain.

How long does it take for your pelvic area to heal after giving birth. My baby is now 11 months old and I am still having pelvic pain.

Variable: Most women heal by 6 weeks post-delivery, but having some lingering pain can happen occasionally. By 11 months, you should be completely healed and not be having pain at this point. If you had a cesarean delivery you may have some scar tissue. I would rec a sono and testing for other causes.11 mos of pain is long enough to create a chronic pain syndrome. Breastfeeding can cause changes=persis pai. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal after giving birth?

How long does it take to heal after giving birth?

6 -8 weeks: In part it depends on what you need to heal. In general, your uterus and vagina have healed in usually 6-8 weeks. Any incisions may take longer to heal completely. Eating well, lots of fluid and getting rest when you can will speed recovery. ...Read more

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Can u take a Plan B a month after giving birth?

Can u take a Plan B a month after giving birth?

Yes, you can.: Please find a regular form of protection. ...Read more

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For how long do your stitches take to heal after giving birth?

For how long do your stitches take to heal after giving birth?

4 to 6 weeks: It depends on the extensiveness of the vaginal repair, but in general 4 to 6 weeks which encompasses the post partum period prior to the final check up exam. ...Read more

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What vitamins should a woman take after giving birth?

What vitamins should a woman take after giving birth?

Depends: If you are breast feeding, continue to take prenatal vitamins. You will need to take extra iodine up to 250 mg and extra vitamin d 5000 iu if there is not that much in your prenatal or the baby will be deficient in both of them. If you are not breast feeding, take a good quality multivitamin. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take next choice pill 4 weeks after giving birth?

Is it safe to take next choice pill 4 weeks after giving birth?

Yes: Use over the counter Plan B or zne t choice if intercourse was within 72 hours to decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long should it take to start your period again after giving birth?

How long should it take to start your period again after giving birth?

Breast feeding?: Depends alot on whether you breast feed or not. Nursing mothers may not start until they stop nursing, even up to more than a year. If you do not breast feed, periods can start as soon as the first month or two after delivery. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take maternity leave right before giving birth?

Is it ok to take maternity leave right before giving birth?

Yes: If you need to be off then you need to start your maternity leave! It all depends on how much time you have off. Ideally it would be wonderful if all moms could take maternity leave starting a week before delivery and then p to 3-4 months afterwards. For many it is a financial issue. If you don't have to have the income then take the time off. Take care of yourself! ...Read more

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After giving birth I was prescribed percocet, how long does it take to get out of your system when breastfeeding. How far back does a oral test go?

After giving birth I was prescribed percocet, how long does it take to get out of your system when breastfeeding. How far back does a oral test go?

12 hrs approx: At 3-4 hours the drug is considered 1/2 gone. At 12 hours it's going to be almost all the way gone. It's so very common for women to have a cesarean section or perineal repair following delivery that requires a narcotic to help with pain. In terms of how long blood test will be positive for narcotic, it's around 36-48 hours. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How long does it take to loose weight after giving birth if formula feeding?

How long does it take to loose weight after giving birth if formula feeding?

Depends: Since you are not breastfeeding, weight loss will depend on your activity level and caloric intake. If you are very active and watch your diet, you should lose the extra pounds quickly. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your cervix to go back to normal after giving birth?

How long does it take for your cervix to go back to normal after giving birth?

Return to "normal"?: The opening of the cervix (cervical os) that dilates during birth closes over 2 to 6 weeks. If this is a first birth, then the cervical size and shape does not ever quite return to the never pregnant configuration. ...Read more

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How long after giving birth by surgery is it take to be able to have sex?

How long after giving birth by surgery is it take to be able to have sex?

6 weeks: After cesarean section, most recommend a postpartum healing time of 6 week's. This is in order to allow the uterus to heal and reduce risk of infection. Additionally, no direct abdominal pressure should be placed on the abdominal area for the first 6 weeks. Some women feel comfortable triing sex at 4 weeks post delivery. In this case, use a condom for bc as well as to reduce infection. ...Read more

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Am currently pregnant and wanted to know how long does it take to clean out my system of THC before giving birth?

Am currently pregnant and wanted to know how long does it take to clean out my system of THC before giving birth?

6-8 weeks: It takes about 6-8 weeks for all thc to completely depart the system. Do not try any of the cleansing products out there because they are not safe for the pregnancy. Stop using thc because it can harm your baby. Thc passes to the baby through the placenta and into the breast milk. If you need help stopping thc, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your milk to dry up after giving birth?

How long does it take for your milk to dry up after giving birth?

Everybody different: There is a method to help dry you up. Place a most warn towel across your breasts. This is called "milk letdown". You will likely have drainage and the glands start drying. Be careful not to have the towel so hot it burns you. ...Read more

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How recomended is it to take epidoral when giving birth?

How recomended is it to take epidoral when giving birth?

Personal preference: I argue that if you are tough enough to labor without any pain meds, then go for it... No epidural... But, if you have average pain tolerance and will need pain meds, epidural is much better than IV pain meds. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take women to lose their weight after giving birth?

How long does it usually take women to lose their weight after giving birth?

Varies: The first week or so after delivery weight loss is rapid- of course you have the weight of the baby, placenta and amniotic fluid from the actual delivery, but there is also a natural diuresis which happens during this time. After this initial loss it is healthy to aim to lose 1-2 pounds per month. Eat a well balanced diet, but don't skip meals or diet as this can negatively affect breastmilk. ...Read more

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How long after giving birth does it take perineal varicose veins to go away? What can I do to help them go away?

How long after giving birth does it take perineal varicose veins to go away? What can I do to help them go away?

Depends: Perineal and vulvar varicosities generally resolve within a few weeks after childbirth. If they do not resolve in that time frame, they might never resolve without treatment. The good news is that these respond very well to foam sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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Can I take my second shot of varicella after giving birth? I took the first one before a month of getting pregnant

Can I take my second shot of varicella after giving birth? I took the first one before a month of getting pregnant

Yes: Even though your first shot was prior to pregnancy. It is not too late to get your second varicella shot. You may take your second varicella shot after delivery. It is not contraindicated with breast feeding. ...Read more

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Could it be depo? After giving birth to my son in 2005 I was on the Depo-Provera shot for three years. Until 2008.I have since then. Been wanting another child but haven't had any luck. Some have told me it takes years after the shot to conceive again. Is thi

Could it be depo? After giving birth to my son in 2005 I was on the Depo-Provera shot for three years. Until 2008.I have since then. Been wanting another child but haven't had any luck. Some have told me it takes years after the shot to conceive again. Is thi

The: The more important piece of information that's missing here is wheter or not you are getting a regular period. That would indicate if you are ovulating, and if so it's likely not the depo. That's the cause of your infertility.
Typically Depo-Provera can affect your hormones anywhere from 9 to 12 months after the last injection, and make it difficult to get pregnant. After that a normal menstrual cycle should ensue.
There are a lot of factors here that need to be considered, I suggest you make an appointment with your primary care doctor or ob/gyn in order to better assess your situation.
Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take for my low uterus (they said its still low) after giving birth via c-section to go up again to the right place and not be low?

???: Your uterus is supposed to involute or get smaller with time, it does not go up but shrinks smaller, hopefully u do not ahae any prolapse everything is pretty much normal by 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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How many weeks do I have to wait after a vaginal birth to take a bath not shower if I have stitches!

How many weeks do I have to wait after a vaginal birth to take a bath not shower if I have stitches!

6 weeks: Is the standard recommendation so the cervix has time to close. It is not wise to have your feet and cervix in the same water at the same time (always thought that made sense) for 6 weeks. ...Read more